Festivals Calendar

Alberta and British Columbia are packed with festivals and events year round.

If you are looking for top music, art, food and cultural experiences, you’ve come to the right spot. We hope what you discover here will lead you to some unexpected adventures and new, learning experiences. Be sure and tell us where you end up #FestivalSeekers.

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    Banff National Park is the cool place to be this winter – in more ways than one! Celebrate the wonders of this exciting season with SnowDays, a fun-filled month of heart pumping, mid-week activities and weekend festivals jam-packed with adventures of all kinds.

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Literally, nowhere else offers a showcase of skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and other outdoor recreation liberally blended with wineries of the Okanagan. This is apres-ski taken to new heights.

    Community
    Sun Peaks Resort
    Region
    Interior BC
    Province
    British Columbia
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    It's not difficult to find something fun and exciting to do in Jasper during this annual winter wonderland celebration. With three themed weeks, the little town of Jasper is sure to inspire as well as excite the masses.

    Community
    Jasper
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Head to WinSport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, to welcome the world’s best freestyle mogul skiers. This group of young athletes will be competing in the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, presented by Toyota.  

    Community
    Calgary
    Region
    Calgary & Area
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge is gorgeous any time of year, but in winter it takes on an extra special beauty with the addition of more than 100,000 LED lights strung everywhere around the grounds.

    Community
    Lethbridge
    Region
    Southern Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    The Vermilion Wnter Fair celebrates everything white and wonderful. See the schedule below for the dates and times of the various events. You don't want to miss out on the Sno-Pitch Tournament - and no, they won't be throwing snowballs. The ball season isn't over just because there's snow on the ground.

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    It’s hard to ignore an event that kicks of the Christmas season with something called the Teddy Bear Disco.

    Community
    Camrose
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Savor Vermilion is a showcase of the local food and beverage scene bringing tasty creations to the public and mixing it up with some of the praireis best local talent and entertainment. 

    Community
    Vermilion
    Region
    Central Alberta
    Province
    Alberta
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    Head to Cedar Yellow Point. The area offers a year-round retreat from the busyness of life. The best part is that it lets you get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Bald eagles migrate every fall to Fraser Valley to feast on fish carcasses. For the 18th year the community celebrates the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world and eagle enthusiasts learn a lot about the North American bald eagle.

    Community
    Fraser Valley
    Region
    Vancouver & Sea to Sky / Sunshine Coast
    Province
    British Columbia
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    Carve some early season turns, catch the Lake Louise World Cup, enjoy the magic of Christmas, decorate cookies, take an old-fashioned wagon ride or watch the Santa Claus Parade of Lights down Banff's main street.

    Community
    Banff
    Region
    Alberta Rockies
    Province
    Alberta
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    Enjoy the annual Kris Kringle Craft Market. Discover the talents of more than 100 local artisans featuring handmade crafts for every taste.

    Community
    Nanaimo
    Region
    Vancouver Island
    Province
    British Columbia